Taliban burn down civilian houses in Ghazni


GHAZNI -- Taliban militants have set fire to civilian houses after the militants launched a pre-dawn attack on two checkpoints manned by local pro-government forces in Jaghori District, Ghazni Province, Wednesday (November 7).

"The Taliban fighters have burned civilian houses, but we don't have precise information about the number of dead and wounded," provincial deputy police chief Ramazan Ali Mohsini told AFP.

Afghan special forces were deployed Thursday (November 8) to beat back Taliban militants in a district heavily populated by minority Hazaras amid rising fears of ethnic and sectarian violence.

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